My wife and her family...wow..... the food is so Southern. I didn't really get a full grasp of it until after we were married. All the women are just incredible cooks - and my mother-in-law is one of six children. And she's got cousins with farms, beehives, ranches, fishing boats, etc.... so the big meals - Thanksgiving and Christmas - would do Trimalchio proud. Field peas, collards, mustards, fresh grouper, apalachicola oysters, quail (not a fan), prime rib, fried chicken, mac and cheese with bacon, three kinds of cobbler, something called buttermilk pie, pimento cheese, it's amazing.
I felt bad taking her to my parents' Thanksgiving dinner. It was awful by comparison.